xvi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780813049939 hardback acid-free paper 0813049938 hardback acid-free paper
During the era of McCarthyism, the Floridian legislative investigative group known as the Johns Committee subpoenaed citizens under charges of communism, homosexuality, or subversive behavior. This book uses previously unpublished sources and the recently unsealed records of the Johns Committee to profile five individuals who challenged the assault on civil liberties.
"A Florida Quincentennial Book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Charley Johns and Virgil Hawkins: ambition realized, dream deferred Virgil Hawkins: pursuit of the dream continues Ruth Perry: the librarian raises her voice Sig Diettrich: the geographer draws the line G. G. Mock: surrounded by fear, empowered by love Margaret Fisher and her University of South Florida colleagues: intellectuals versus inquisitors Conclusion: Majorities of one.
KFF411 .P68 2014
Gainesville : University Press of Florida,